The Inclusionist / PrincipalCompany: Simma Lieberman Consulting
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Seeking Solutions to Our Own Ethnocentrism: Addressing the My-Approach-Is-Better-Than-Your-Approach D&I Contest (S2-G)
Simma Lieberman, principal at Simma Lieberman Associates, is known as the “The Inclusionist” because she helps leaders create inclusive work cultures where employees love to do their best work and customers love to do business. She has been a consultant, facilitator, speaker and executive coach for more than 20 years. In 2017, The World Human Resource Development Congress in Mumbai honored her with the Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award.
Simma is the author of three books on diversity and inclusion as well as one on stress and resilience. Her articles and ideas on culture change have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, Black MBA, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune and Working Mother, and on CNN and NPR. She works with a diverse group of clients that include start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, public agencies and nonprofits. In addition to her consulting practice, Simma is the host of the weekly radio podcast, “Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People.”
She is a past co-chair with Joel Brown of the Northern California Chapter of Out and Equal, and is currently a member of the planning board of Start-Up. Simma and Joel are getting ready to launch their new project, “Uncommon Dialogue.”